Holly and JD have been in a little fun dance class since the beginning of September. It’s been fun to spend one morning a week with little friends. For our ward Christmas show their class and a few other dancers from the ward were asked to do a little number for the variety show that evening. They prepared for a couple weeks before the big day and in prepping the kids, Jim and I
bribed wanted to reward them with a cool prize. They each picked something they would want if they went on stage and danced. I thought this was a big deal, and I guess shame on me for not having much confidence they would do it. Boy were we wrong and we have video evidence to prove it. Now we have to follow through with our end of the deal.
Holly and JD’s reindeer dance from Liz Hopkins on Vimeo.
Near the end, when Jim covers the microphone, Holly says to the kids on the stairs, “guys, stop.” She also giggled through much of the performance, she must take after her mom. And JD gets the choreography down pretty good! I grin ear to ear every time I watch it.
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We’ve been to two graduations this year, Matt’s from BYU and most recently Johnny’s from Concord High. High school graduations are always funny to listen to. I guess the high schooler’s motto is YOLO, “you only live once”. I must be really out of the loop because I’d never heard the song they were all referring to. I’m more familiar with “YoHo, Let’s Go.” (name that person).
Anyway, the whole thing was nice. We yelled for all of the Mormon kids we knew and then it ended. The kids were pretty good because of the snacks I brought and the suckers Grandma brought. We were happy when it was over and then we had to wait, and wait and wait for John to come meet us. After the ceremony they made the graduates go pick up their diplomas, not sure why they don’t just mail them. John eventually came and we snapped a few pictures. Way to go John, on to bigger and better things at BYU-I!
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I just got back from morning exercise to find Jim awake and both of my kids in our bed sound asleep. I exercised with some ladies from church and my mother in law who runs the show. She knows how to kick some butt, let me tell you. I brought up the rear with most, okay maybe every, exercise but it felt really good to sweat and get my heart going. As Lanette would say, my heart thanks me for that.
My family is doing a weight loss challenge for the next three months. I’m participating. There are just a few extra pounds that I need to get rid of. So I need to start exercising and probably eat a little better. Here’s to losing some weight and getting my summer clothes to fit!
As I was trying to keep up with the other gals and I was pushing myself harder I thought about how good our bodies are. How we can push our bodies to do so much more than we really do. I haven’t been running in so long and during those sprints and jogs around the chapel I could really feel it. I found that if I told myself I could do it, I did. I thought about how just one month ago I had surgery and how my body is healing. And it’s okay if I’m behind the pack, the important thing is I’m there and trying to be healthy. At least today my body thanks me for that. Talk to me tomorrow when I’m sore.
Here’s to being healthy and fit.
P.s the pictures have nothing to do with the post but what’s a post without some pictures.
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